When I was 9 years old, my career goal was to play center field for the New York Yankees after Mickey Mantle retired. Then I got bifocals and couldn’t figure out which ball coming toward me to swing at.

I deliver my annual forecast later this week, so let’s review where we have come as an economy since the end of the Great Recession. The news is far more dismal than I prefer, but it is wise to know where we are coming from before discussing our future.

Q: I’m already dreading the holidays. Our 8-year-old is a very excitable child and our family is expected to attend numerous holiday get-togethers at the homes of family members. When he’s included in events where there’s lots of excitement and anticipation in the air, he has a reputation fo…

A reader writes: "Thanks so much for helping to clean up the gardens at the Landing and the Point in Rome City to Dave and Pam Desper, Bonnie Falls, Tom Heidenreich, Ruby Raney and Rhonda Stieinecker. It looks so much better because of you."

The year 1971 was important for economic development in Indiana. For in that year, the actual number of jobs created in firms attracted directly by government policies declined. In 1971, the U.S. economy chugged along well, and overall job creation in Indiana was strong. However, we lost job…

This holiday season, millions of Americans are preparing to travel. But some veterans with disabilities are dreading the trip because of the indignities they will endure at TSA security checkpoints.

Representative democracy is based on a simple premise. It’s that ordinary citizens can make satisfactory judgments on complex public policy and political issues — or at least grasp them well enough to decide who should be dealing with them.

As the impeachment hearings concluded, committee chairman Adam Schiff discussed the difference between the Watergate scandal, which forced President Richard Nixon from office in 1974, and the current case against President Trump.

Over the dozen or so years I’ve penned this column, I’ve allocated considerable space to education issues. That is natural for an economics and business column. Nothing better predicts the income of a region as does the average educational attainment of its citizens. And, nothing better pred…

I joined the enormous Red for Ed Action Day at our Indiana Statehouse and took away two very important conclusions: the Indiana crisis in education has reached a turning point, and when Hoosiers unite, we are a powerful force.

Those of you who follow me on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) or have attended a Dr. Lori antiques appraisal event somewhere in the United States know that I put a lot of miles on the wheels of my carry-on, roller-board suitcase.

To Kendallville sisters Adrianna Gyovai, 13, and Alexis Gyovai, 11. They raised more than $850 by baking and selling items and will spend it on toys for patients at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and children involved with a sexual assault center in Fort Wayne.

A 1914 Studebaker Touring Car was added to the Gallery of Indiana-Built Cars at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn. It was purchased for the museum’s permanent collection with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. George Witwer of Kendallville and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sutton of Wilmington,…